Friday, August 24, 2018

WIRTW #520 (the “cucaracha” edition)


Welcome to fun-fact Friday.

The Mexican folk song La Cucaracha has a long and fascinating history. It was popularized during the Mexican Revolution when each army would write verses as battle songs. Amazingly, one such verse, which has become the most popular version of the song, references marijuana:

The cockroach, the cockroach,
can't walk anymore
because it doesn't have,
because it's lacking
marijuana to smoke.

Maybe this explains why Speedy Gonzales was so speedy.


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